Handsome, smart, sensitive? I'll smack you right in the head!
What's with these guys who write in about how wonderful they are? A "vaguely intelligent and mildly talented middle-aged married guy" wants to know: Is it just me, or are they even worse losers than the rest of us losers?
Steeped in the rough-and-tumble spoken-word movement, boiled in punk rock, roasted in alcohol, pressure-cooked in American literature and turned like a newel post on the lathe of American journalism, Cary Tennis considers life's most pressing questions in audio form every week on Salon.
This week, the question before us is: What's with these prima donna guys who write in, anyway? Have they got any problems a swift kick in the teeth wouldn't cure?